I Need That

July 28, 2008 at 10:38 am 1 comment

After church last night, I was swapping kids, and a friend said about an opportunity, “I’m going to that.  I need that.”

This is not a person who usually says “I need…”  anything.  And, this isn’t a “big thing”.  Just a decision about a day.

I thought, “What courage.”

Red needs a nap on Sunday night during church.  This is my lap last night–filled with my Bible, my notes, and his little Red head, sound asleep on a Sunday night.  He’s getting what he needs.

Yesterday, Bro. Ray asked what our goals are. I’ve had some set since January that are still in my “IN” box.  Yet, I have some, I’ve ticked off the list and are celebrating! I ticked off a bunch this morning and celebrated some successes. Now, it’s time to begin generating my list again.  School is starting, schedules changing…a great time to add back in things that I’ve not had time for this summer.

I am trying to get a jump start eating more healthy.  When the kids go back to school and I’m home alone, it’s so hard to cook for myself.  So, I thank the Lord I found a used Weight Watchers manual to help me get a handle on things again for this season.

I think the healthiest approach is to use Weight Watchers CORE plus Flex plan–you get a high nutrient value AND a balanced diet, and very little in the way of simple sugars, unhealthy carbs, and a lot of fiber.  It’s great for your body.

I’m have developed a pattern of adding several pounds a year, I reach 35 this September, and I just need to decide when I want that trend to stop.  Now is the time.  My rings are tight this summer, and though it’s not a huge deal to most people, I feel I need to act and get back to better habits to maintain where I’m comfortable.

I’m making a list of those who read my blog and need prayer for the next step, the next goals–email me at magnanimityblog@gmail.com.  Update me if you are on my list from the last time I asked.

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  • 1. emily  |  July 29, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    my mama got me a membership to weight watchers this summer for my birthday. i have lost 15 pounds doing it. i used the core plan for the first month and a half. i liked it and it was alot healthier. little man even gained a pound and a half while i was nursing. but i have had to go to the flex plan in the last few weeks because of food cost. but hopefully when i get back to driving and get some more income i will be able to go back to the core plan. mama says she will pay through Christmas, so this is a good thing. i have been exercising all week and hope i have lost more. weight watchers really does work.

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